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University of Delaware|Ernesto Lopez Wikipedia
Ernesto B. Lopez is a university administrator and an American politician and a Republican member of the Delaware Senate since January 8, 2013. He represents District 6, which encompasses all of Delaware's Cape Region in eastern Sussex County.
Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Lopez migrated to the United States as a child with his parents. After attending public schools, he earned his BA at Gettysburg College and his PhD in educational leadership from the University of Delaware.
Lopez has worked as a university administrator at the University of Delaware.
He joined the Republican Party and ran for the state senate in 2012.2012 When Republican Senator Liane Sorenson retired and left the District 6 seat open, Lopez won the September 11, 2012 Republican Primary with 2,163 votes (54.9%).
He won the three-way November 6, 2012 General election with 13,603 votes (56.1%) against Democratic nominee Andrew Staton and Libertarian candidate Gwendolyn Jones.